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Antietam Battlefield Schedule

August 14, 1997

SHARPSBURG - Antietam National Battlefield Visitors' Center will be open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, through Thursday, Sept. 18. The center will be open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 21.

There is a $2 per person or $4 per family fee to enter the park. All programs are tentative. For information, call 301- 432-5124.

Thursday, Sept. 11, and Friday, Sept. 12

Interpretive programs throughout the day.

Friday 9 to 11:30 p.m. - barn dance, with music by the Wildcat Regiment Band, Piper Farm

Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14

7 a.m. - battlefield hike, opening guns

9 a.m. - battlefield hike, morning phase

9:30 a.m. - battlefield orientation

10:30 a.m. - battlefield auto tour

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11:30 a.m. - artillery walk

1 p.m. - battlefield hike, midday phase

1:30 p.m. - battlefield auto tour

2:30 p.m. - program on civilian impact

3:30 p.m. - battlefield orientations

4 p.m. - battlefield hike, afternoon phase

4:30 p.m. - battlefield orientation

5:30 p.m. - battlefield orientation

Monday, Sept. 15

Interpretive programs throughout the day.

7 p.m. - lecture, booksigning, speaker to be announced

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Interpretive programs throughout the day.

6 p.m. - Battlefield hike, prelude to battle

Wednesday, Sept. 17

7 a.m. - battlefield hike, opening guns

10 a.m. - battlefield hike, morning phase

10:30 a.m. - battlefield orientation

11:30 a.m. - artillery walk

1 p.m. - battlefield hike, midday phase

1:30 p.m. - battlefield auto tour

2:30 p.m. - program on civilian impact

3 p.m. - battlefield hike, afternoon phase

3:30 p.m. - battlefield orientation

6 p.m. - battlefield commemoration ceremony, Dunker Church

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